Dead Leaf Echo Detail New Album ‘The Mercy of Women’

Dead Leaf Echo Detail New Album 'The Mercy of Women'

Brooklyn shoegaze/nouveau wave band Dead Leaf Echo have revealed full details of their third studio album ‘The Mercy of Women‘.

The follow-up to 2017’s Beyond.Desire, will be out on September 15 on PaperCup Music. Pre-order your copy here.

Influenced by a pandemic-induced recording process that stretched over several years, Mercy shows Dead Leaf Echo exploring sounds that are both more intense and accessible than ever before. 

Frontman LG Galleon started writing the songs in 2017, shortly after the release of Beyond.Desire, the band had just wrapped a tour of the West Coast. They flew back to New York to begin recording the album, with its release planned alongside a European tour in Autumn 2020; however, the pandemic scuppered the band’s plans, ultimately giving them breathing room to explore the structure and texture of the songs over the course of several years.

Recorded over several sessions at home and in the practice studio, with final sessions in Studio G overseen by veteran engineer Jeff Berner (Psychic TV, Kurt Vile)., the 10-track record was mixed by James Aparacio (Spiritualized, Depeche Mode), while Joe Lambert (Deerhunter, Moby) was brought in to master.

The songs encapsulate the gift that the female of the species has given, from the dance hall Hacienda passion of album opener “BOO” to the forlorn forgiveness of the masses in “Forgivination.” Over a decade since their first release, Dead Leaf Echo continue to forge their own sound and find new levels of accessibility in their sound, with shoegaze-tinged tracks like recent single “Call” and “Another Breath” destined for college radio rotations.

Check out the album’s artwork and tracklist below.

Dead Leaf Echo ‘The Mercy of Women’ Tracklist:
  1. Boo
  2. Call
  3. Dream Orphans
  4. Mercyland
  5. The Mercy of Women
  6. Another Breath
  7. Mercy
  8. Succumb
  9. Forgivination
  10. Rings

Dead Leaf Echo Upcoming Tour Dates

04 – Asheville, NC, US @Grey Eagle Music Hall
08 – Raleigh, NC, US @NOIR BIZARRE
20 – Olympia, WA, US @Le Voyeur
21 – Tacoma, WA, US @The Valley
22 – Seattle, WA, US @Tim’s Tavern
23 – Portland, OR, US @The Coffin Club

11 – Pittsburgh, PA, US @Rock Room
12 – Cincinnati, OH, US @MOTR
13 – Fort Wayne, IN, US @The Brass Rail